Wow...some of the lib comments here are ridiculous.
No government can start a hurricane...yet.
Bin Laden's crazies attacked us, not the other way around, to start this war on terrorism.
Fair weather friends, taking only the benefits of our alliances, while not taking the responsibility, are not worth having for "friends".
Damaged foreign policy? So Al Jazeera dictates our foreign policy?
Did Chirac of France have the right to dictate our foreign policy, simply because Elf Oil,(France's major oil company) had big contracts with Saddam?
Does it matter if countries jealous of America's power are jealous? (Germany).
Are we Al Quaeda? Are we the insurgents? Are we the Mahdi Army? I guess not, so therefore we do not bear the responsibility for terrorism in Iraq.
If a policeman shoots and kills someone in the act of committing a violent crime, is he guilty of any crime?
Are we OPEC? So...if we aren't, then we didn't raise any oil prices. Your beef is with them.
Did we declare war on ourselves? Contrary to loony conspiracy theories, no, we did not, so the expense of fighting them can not be avoided, and our militaries must ALWAYS get the best support possible.
On the better side of the current administration, we have removed the Taliban from power in Afghanistan, taken away the main safe haven from Al Quaeda, and removed a brutal dictator from power in Iraq.
We have fostered and are supporting 2 new struggling democracies in places that have never known democracy.
We have enacted security laws that have quite effectively shut down the active operations of Al Quaeda and its affiliates throughout the western world. Compared to their potential during the Clinton years, they haven't been very successful with many attacks at all anymore.
President Bush has even opened up American coastal waters for oil and gas drilling, which, regardless of the rants of naysayers, will have a much more immediate effect on oil supply and prices.
We have returned to space exploration.
Now, for the actual question:
Idiot Barry wants to withdraw our military from Iraq, regardless of the situation on the ground. His idiotic timetable idea, by ignoring the current state, and not basing decisions on the progress of improvement of the Iraqi security forces, will doom the legally elected Iraqi government.
We will have abandoned a new ally to chaos, civil war, genocide, fractionalization, and eventual possible terrorist takeover, as the enemies of America AND the average Iraqi people step in to fill the void.
We will have given Al Quaeda a big propaganda victory, which we will be seeing on TV news, thanks to Al Jazeera's insane spin.
We will be regaled by chants in many middle eastern languages of "We can defeat the Great Satan(us). We chased them out of Iraq! Join us in our jihad! Allu Akbar...etc." The poorly educated and the twistedly educated will pour into the Taliban and Al Quaeda's ranks, thinking of what a "great man" their madman leader, Bin Laden, is.
The increased pressure could be overwhelming to your only real fighting allies, Britain, Canada, and Holland. This factor, plus the possibility of their own little "Dien Bien Phu"'s in Helmand and Kandahar, may ensure the final breakup of NATO. Remember, this is the only security organization to effectively keep peace, through the balance of military threat, in the world, especially during the Cold War. This organization also takes the place of American units during your irresponsible periods, like Croatia and Bosnia during the Clinton years. If Idiot Barry screws this up, you will have no one to help you anymore.
That does NOT sound like "uniting the world" or "helping repair the damage to America's image around the world".
Barry will raise taxes, and push his marxist "income redistribution" on the very country that stood against it most strongly since WWII.
Barry will destroy the economy, while he removes the incentives for the average American to succeed in business.
Barry wants to tear up NAFTA and other trade deals, which will damage American business, or cost many people whose jobs depend on international trade, their employment.
Barry's "sounds good" silly answers to the upcoming energy crisis will cause a huge lack of electricity and oil.
Idiot Barry's use of "the race card", instead of dealing sensibly with the issues, will further fracture the American society.
Barry and his other idiot lawyer friends want to destroy or weaken the Patriot act so much, that we will not be secure ANYWHERE.
Barry and his idiot lawyer friends want to extend regular legal rights to the murdering terrorists in Gitmo. This could potentially mean, like Bin Laden's driver case. This monster, caught FIGHTING our troops in Afghanistan, wants to be released because he wasn't read his rights.
If he is released, he won't be able to return to his home country, or he will obviously face persecution, so potentially he can claim asylum and be released IN AMERICA.
There are so many things Idiot Barry has said, that are absolutely ridiculous. He could do far more damage than even Jimmy Carter.